Appliance safety during an outage

During a power outage:
• Unplug sensitive equipment (computers, fax machines, microwave ovens, and
   television sets). 
• Turn off major appliances (washers, dryers, air conditioners) to prevent their 
   unexpectedly coming on when power is restored. 
• Turn off heat-producing appliances (stoves, toaster ovens, irons and hair 
   curlers) to minimize fire hazard if power is restored while you are away. 
• Leave on one light so you'll know when power has been restored. 
• Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed to prevent food spoilage. Food in a
   closed freezer will stay frozen for up to two days


For information on claims due to power failure, go to the page 
Damage Sustained or download the claim form here.